Enabling Task Force

Legal Task Force

    About the Task Force

    The Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force brings together leading law firms with an international footprint and expertise across the full spectrum of legal services and industry sectors.

    The task force aims to amplify the contribution of lawyers and other legal professionals in using the law to help address sustainability and climate-related issues and drive the change towards the three major transformations under the mandate of the Terra Carta:

    1. A dramatic shift in corporate strategies and operations

    2. A reformed global financial system

    3. An enabling environment that attracts investment and incentivises action

    Legal Sector Task Force members will seek to implement positive, practical change through an agenda of specific projects and through collaboration and integration with the Sustainable Markets Initiative Task Forces across various other sectors.

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    Press Release

    Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force Announces New Member, McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

    First Canadian-based law firm to join Task Force. The Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Legal Task Force today announced McCarthy Tétrault as the first Canadian-based law firm to become a member.

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      Legal TF Press Release

      Press Release

      Sustainable Markets Initiative launches Legal Task Force to accelerate action on climate change and nature recovery

      Task Force aims to boost contribution of legal professionals in addressing sustainability efforts and help to accelerate the path to net zero.

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        Legal professionals have a unique ability to enable the much-needed acceleration of the transition to sustainable business and living. We have a critical role to play.

        That is why I am immensely proud to announce the creation of the Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force, a coordinated private sector effort comprising leaders of several other leading law firms who share a commitment to using the power of the law to drive change and support the creation of an enabling environment that incentivises action.

        Our goal is to apply the collective legal expertise we have gained from representing the widest variety of clients to bring about positive, practical change. Through close collaboration, we will seek to support Nature, People and the Planet and address climate change and biodiversity loss

        James Libson, Managing Partner, Mishcon de Reya and Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force
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        James Libson

        Task Force Members

        Mishcon de Reya

        James Libson

        Chair, Managing Partner

        Paul Jenkins

        Global CEO
        Clifford Chance

        Adrian Cartwright

        Senior Partner and Chair of the Partnership Council
        DLA Piper

        Simon Levine

        Global Co-CEO and International Managing Partner
        McCarthy Tétrault

        Dave Leonard

        CEO & Partner
        Pinsent Masons

        Andrew Masraf

        Senior Partner
        Taylor Wessing

        Shane Gleghorn

        Global Co-Chair

        Further information

        For Task Force enquiries please contact:

        Email: info@sustainable-markets.org